I keep wanting to go "d'awww" at this like the first time I read it, but then I keep going back to thinking that Superman has strange motives in this. It's like he's guilting Superboy into spying on his friends, and the new name is his reward. Especially since he's not letting Kon in on the fact that Superman/Kal-El is also Clark Kent. (Kon finds out a few issues later, but it was an accident, and in an alternate universe.)
Forget it, I'm just gonna "d'awww" at this. D'awww!